Child and Family Services Manager- Rodnie Wright
Family Support Worker - Terri-Lee Lanigan
Community Wellness Worker - Tina Wawia
Brighter Futures Coordinator - Lauren Michelle
Early Childhood Educator - Michelle Blair
Family Well-Being Worker - Jolene Cote
Family Support Services
The Lake Helen family support workers assist and support self-determined families and individuals in a time of crisis. This team meets monthly to develop the Lake Helen Service Calendar. This calendar displays all community programming for that given month. Family support workers believe in a gentle, culturally sensitive approach in assisting their clientele. We assist clients with family law, metal health, child welfare, legal matters, addictions, over-all personal well ness, and more.
FSW services are discreet and confidential. Home visits are an alternative to coming into the office to see an FSW. The family support workers have direct phone lines for your convenience. However, you may call the FSW Office direct or the RRIB band office and leave a message with the front desk if you prefer. Your family support workers offices are located in the lower level of the Red Rock Indian Band Office. Contact the FSW Office direct: (807) 887·2309 and (807) 887·2581
Family Support Worker:
The Family Support Worker (FSW) initiates and plans community – based prevention programs and assists in identifying strengths and needs in planning appropriate prevention services to families of Red Rock Indian Band. The FSW provides interventions for RRIB individuals and families in crisis situations as a first point of contact and as required.
Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy - Community Wellness
This program is responsible for coordinating, implementing and delivering health education and promotional programming along with providing support, education, training and assistance to community members in regards to health promotion and intervention.
The FSWs host a variety of community prevention activities geared to the needs of the community. All programming is family based and open to all and may be delivered with an educational component, in a workshop style, and / or a fun hands-on approach. Information and resources are included for clients to take home.
Brighter Futures/Building Healthy Communities:
The Brighter Futures Program is committed to developing programs that enhance the well being and health of Lake Helen youth. One of the guiding factors of any initiative is to ideally have youth input as to what is of importance to them. It is through this process that meaningful dialogue and involvement of youth can take place. Teachings, community programming and hands on activities increases awareness and knowledge of our people. Some components of this program are mental health, solvent abuse, injury prevention child development and parenting. Recreation, training and social activities are currently the main areas we focus. We are always learning ready to expand to deal with more personal issues that our community is being faced with.
Early Childhood Development Coordinator
The Early Child Developer supervises activities, such as field visits, group discussions, and dramatic play acting, to stimulate children’s interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
She will foster cooperative social behaviour through games and group projects to assist children in forming satisfying relationships with other children and adults.
The Early Childhood Developer will encourage children in singing, dancing, rhythmic activities, and in use of art materials, to promote self-expression and appreciation of esthetical experience. She instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self care.
The Family Well-Being Program is dedicated to conduct activities that enhance the well being of community members and their families. The Family Well-Being worker will work closely with other service providers to deliver programming for all age groups. The Family Well-Being worker will deliver the "Meals on Wheels" program to the Elders who wish to sign up, as well as work with parents to discuss challenges and develop a plan to increase parental engagement. The program will provide our youth with a safe place where they can express their needs and interest within the community and provide our Elders with regular visits to ensure their needs are met.